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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about AIBotics Go-Digital Series.

More About AIBotics

• What is AIBotics?

AIBotics is a global conference and exhibition which reviews the ethical and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) andRobotics innovations, with an emphasis on intelligent solutions which are being deployed in non-traditional sectors for robots. As the technologies of AI becomes more mature and the applications get more pervasive in our society, together with the convergence of other relevant technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), communications, cloud computing, storage and cybersecurity, this has greatly enhanced the use of AI inRobotics. Hence, AIBotics (AI in Robotics) is an annual event which has been created to address industry issues along this line.

• How is AIBotics Different?

Firstly, AIBotics is industry agnostic. Nonetheless, in specific editions, the theme may focus on a selection of industry sectors.

Secondly, AIBotics hopes to bring together selected Asia-Pacific and global leading universities, industry, and global organizations, and involve them in a dialogue on how to engage in collaboration for the Responsible use of AI in Robotics.

• Who Should Attend AIBotics?

AIBotics is created for both users and suppliers of technology in all industries. It brings together relevant groups with a common cause to shorten the route to market deployment. With the advent of emerging technologies and the shortening of business cycles, business owners must be quick enough to work with research institutions to pivot and re-invent their business operations.

As we adjust to the ’new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, AI has also become much more mainstream while allowing gatherings and business meetings to be held amid current circumstances. AIBotics plans to highlight how AI and Robotics can truly augment human potential, which is a timely message in light of the virus-related disruptions globally.

• What is Expected from AIBotics?

One of the benefits of going online this year is that, unlike conventional conferences, we will be serving our visitors from all around the world for the whole duration of the event, without closing for business. This made possible with the seamless digital conferencing support from Tencent Cloud. What’s more, visitors can simply register with AIBotics Go-Digital to have access to the webinars and the virtual exhibition, a marketplace that never sleeps, for four months, so they can take their time and come back again and again to see all the exhibits even after the event with no rush.

Delivered on a virtual platform, APARA has partnered Tencent, a cloud-based solution provider to bring a series of power pack webinars and a virtual exhibition. Visitors and delegates to the event will be immersed into a virtual environment and led to the respective webinars and virtual exhibition booths.

There is virtually no travel restrictions, literally. Our speakers and audience will participate in our webinars from wherever they maybe, around the world, and meet in a virtual space for knowledge sharing. The program is structured to have 8 outcomes from 8 themes delivered with 8 partners during 8 webinars. Our partners include the University ofOxford, the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, Ethical Intelligence from the UK, theMalaysian AI and Robotics Association, the Israeli Robotics and IntelligentSystem Group and Zhejiang University of China. We are also inviting speakers from Finland, Germany, Korea, and NewZealand amongst many other countries.

• When is AIBotics?

AIBotics 2020 was originally scheduled to be hosted live in person in August 2020. However, the outbreak of CoVID-19 and the current travel restrictions have left us in an awkward situation. As it is, AIBotics will not be carried out in August, in the original form for an in-person live event. Instead, the Organizing Committee has decided to convert it to aseries of 8 Webinars with virtual exhibitions. AIbotics 2021 will take place in May next year in a hybrid form ofin-person and virtual event. More details of our event can be found on our website at wwww.aibotics.tech

How to Attend an AIBotics Webinar

• What is AIBotics Go-Digital Series?

AIBotics Go-Digital Webinar Series is a schedule of 8 webinars which will be held every first and third Thursday of the month, from August to November 2020, from 1 pm to 4 pm (Singapore Time GMT +8). Each webinar will be co-hosted between APARA and a partner organization. Each webinar also comes along with a separate theme. For more information, you may visit www.aibotics.tech/webinar

• How to Register for the Webinars?

You may register for the webinars HERE.

Upon successful registration, you will receive a QR code. Within a week from the webinar scheduled date, you will be receiving an email confirmation with the Meeting ID.

• When are the Webinar Sessions?

The webinars are held every first and third Thursday of the month from August to November 2020. It will start at 1 pm (Singapore Time GMT +8) and is scheduled for 3 hours. Below is the schedule of themes for the webinars.

• What to Prepare Before Attending the Webinar?

Upon receiving the confirmation email from the Secretariat, please perform the following steps to ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable webinar experience.

The Webinar uses the VooV application provided by Tencent Cloud Conferencing platform. We advise you to download the VooV app in advance, before attending the webinar. You will only need to download the VooV app once.

For first-time users, please CLICK HERE and follow the steps.

• How to Sign Up as a Speaker?

If you would like to sign up as a speaker for future webinar series, please send us the following information to secretariat@apra.asia

a) Speaker Name and Association/Company
b) Title of Presentation/Theme
c) Country of Residence
d) Short Synopsis of Presentation (100 words)

For more information please contact secretariat@apra.asia

How to Visit the Virtual Exhibition

• What is a Virtual Exhibition?

Online virtual exhibitions are important complimentary counterparts to physical exhibitions. It overcomes space, time and location restrictions and allows global visitors to access these priceless and exciting treasures that are stored in the cloud space on a 24/7 basis. The virtual exhibition offers alternative experiences to the “real thing” and open up other opportunities that include learning, more content beyond physical exhibits, active participation and contribution by visitors through forums and uploads, online shopping, and others. It becomes possible to generate a virtual exhibition to meet the needs of different user groups and at the same time cater to the constraints of various forma, thereby providing the users the best possible experience in engaging with the virtual booths (vBooth).

• How to Register for the Virtual Exhibition?

You may register as a visitor to the virtual exhibition HERE.

Upon successful registration, you will receive a QR code. You may then proceed to our AIBotics portal www.aibotics.tech to visit the virtual exhibition.

• What to Expect?

One of the benefits of going online this year is that unlike conventional conferences, we will be serving our visitors from all around the world for the whole duration of the event, without closing for business, with seamless digital conferencing support from Tencent Cloud. What’s more, visitors can simply register with AIBotics Go-Digital to have access to the webinars and the virtual exhibition, a marketplace that never sleeps, for four months, so they can take their time and come back again and again to see all the exhibits even after the event with no rush.

There is no construction costs and wastage. There is no printing of paper leaflets. AIbotics Go-Digital promotes the message of sustainability and go-green.  Marketing levers are multiplied several folds in terms of exposure and extended outreach.  The technology behind the platform redefines industry standards in the conventions and exhibitions sector.

• How to Sign Up as an Exhibitor for Future Events?

If you are interested to sign up and share your products and technology in our future events, you may contact us at secretariat@apara.asia

Alternatively, you may sign up using the following QR code

Who are the Organizers

• The Co-Organizers

AIBotics 2020 is co-organized by APARA and Sphere Exhibits.

APARA (Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association)is a non-profit association. Though a very new organization, APARA has a high drive and big ambition to contribute to the Digital Community. APARA has been founded with the intent of helping users of technology to place emphasis on the Augmentation of Human Potential. In particular, we studythe aspects of the Ethical and Responsible use of AI and Robotics applications. Our members are both users and suppliers of technology in the industry.

APARA collaborates with counterpart industry associations with a common cause as well as with research institutes and universities on practical research and projects. Supported by the Singapore government agencies, we reach out to overseas associations to foster partnership and collaboration.

APARA aims to reach out to the larger community to:
1) Enhance the Use of Robotics to augment Human Potential
2) StayConnected with a Network of Technology Enablers
3) Assist Users to Enjoy theExperience of the Transformation Journey

Sphere Exhibits aims to be the leading M.I.C.E company behind exciting and innovative trade & consumer fairs, shows, conferences, events and exhibitions in Asia, connecting you to a world of endless opportunities, where people and ideas converge into memorable trade shows and events designed to bring the best out of your business. Sphere Exhibits organises over 40exhibitions and events each year across Asia, primarily in Singapore, Malaysia,Myanmar and Manila. Featuring over 3500 exhibitors and attracting over 1.8million visitors.

• Our Partners

Endorsed and supported by the International Alliance of Robotics Associations (IARA), as well as the Global Robotics Clusters (GRC), AIBotics brings together renowned experts and projects from around the world, including, top scientists, business leaders, developers, and regulators from some of the most important brands and entities.

AIBotics is supported by a network of robotics associations around the world. For a complete list of supporting organizations, you can refer to our portal www.aibotics.tech

More news and information about AI and Robotics can be found at www.aibotics.tech/news

Other Questions

• Where to go for Help?

For further clarifications and more information, please contact secretariat@apara.asia

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